A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 88 km ESE of Lajes das Flores, Portugal (55 miles). Event id: us6000d1x2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d1x2. Exact location, longitude -30.2909° West, latitude 38.9832° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 21:35:33 / December 18, 2020 @ 9:35 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 21:35:33 / 9:35 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 88 km ESE of Lajes das Flores, Portugal.
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